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Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg arrives for a meeting of the Environment Council at the European Parliament in Brussels, Wednesday, March 4, 2020. (AP Photo/Olivier Matthys) ** FILE **

Greta Thunberg scowls at smart EPA coronavirus rules

- The Washington Times

The Environmental Protection Agency, addressing the coronavirus outbreak, suspended all of its regulations and standards for companies. The radical environmentalists are up in arms. Greta Thunberg, in particular, is up in arms. But boo freaking hoo.

A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket lifts off from launch complex 41 at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station with a payload of a high frequency satellite Thursday, March 26, 2020, in Cape Canaveral, Fla. Built by Lockheed Martin, this U.S. military spacecraft will provide highly-secure communications. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

U.S. Space Force launches, coronavirus be danged

- The Washington Times

The U.S. Space Force, following a brief glitch with ground support equipment, launched its first mission out of Cape Canaveral, Florida -- a national security satellite valued at about $1 billion. Finally, a ray of hope, a nod to American greatness among the coronavirus gloom and doom.

The statues of, from left, Hal Newhouser, Charlie Gehringer, Hank Greenberg and Ty Cobb stand in left field inside Comerica Park, home of the Detroit Tigers baseball team, Thursday, March 26, 2020, in Detroit. The start of the regular season, which was set to start on Thursday in Cleveland and on Monday in Detroit, is on hold indefinitely because of the coronavirus pandemic.(AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

Casey's not at bat

Thursday was supposed to be one of the year's happiest days -- baseball's Opening Day. But like this year's NBA season, school year, Olympics and millions of other events once scheduled and now postponed indefinitely (including, we're sad to say, the release of Lady Gaga's new album), baseball has been scuttled. For how long, we do not know. Even if baseball does get going eventually, this season will be the first since 1994 -- the year of the ill-fated players' strike -- that teams and fans have not enjoyed a full season of 162 games.

People stand at a distant from each other as they wait to enter a COVID-19 testing site at The Brooklyn Hospital Center, Thursday, March 26, 2020, in New York. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

Coping with coronavirus

For millions trapped at home by state-ordered lockdowns, coping with coronavirus means endless hours of TV and video games, and, as we said, no baseball. Just beyond the windowsill, though, spring beckons with its seasonal explosion of fresh color. A morning meditation on the back porch with a song-bird serenade isn't going to provoke the ire of some finger-wagging governor. Where citizens are still allowed to roam freely -- keeping a respectful six feet of distance from others -- a hike through the park makes it easy to forget coronavirus cares. That's because even while death is visited upon human civilization, the world of nature is coming alive.

Treatment worse than disease?

Americans are now suffering from something far worse than COVID-19. 'Corona-chosis,' a mental disorder of epic proportions, is a clear and present danger to our economy and our way of life. This new, collective insanity is wrecking businesses and putting millions of Americans out of work. It is a far greater threat to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness than any virus or disease could ever be. It must be stopped before it drives all of us stark raving mad.

Make Chinese government pay

The U.S. economy has been devastated by the coronavirus. State, local and federal governments have all but shut down in response to IT. The first jobless report had 3.28 million people filing claims. This is an an enormous, record hit on the economy. Although Congress has just passed a large economic stimulus package, the momentum of this catastrophe is picking up speed and the harm it will do is yet to be told.

In this image taken with a fisheye lens, Tropicana Field, the home of the Tampa Bay Rays, is deserted Thursday, March 26, 2020, in St. Petersburg, Fla. Major League Baseball's regular season has been delayed in an attempt to help stop the spread of the coronavirus. The Rays were scheduled to open the season against the Pittsburgh Pirates. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Enough greed, just shorten the baseball season

- Associated Press

Scratch greed off the lineup card for this, a season unlike any other. Eat some television contracts, and accept the fact this won't be a full salary year.

In this photo taken Feb. 8, 2020 and released by Xinhua News Agency, medical workers discuss patients' treatment near a Communist Party flag at the "Wuhan Living Room" temporary hospital in Wuhan, central China's Hubei Province. As the rest of the world grapples with a burgeoning virus outbreak, China's ruling Communist Party has turned to its propaganda playbook to portray its leader as firmly in charge, leading an army of health workers in a "people's war" against the disease. (Gao Xiang/Xinhua via AP)

COVID-19 pandemic is the stuff of thrillers

A reader wrote me and stated that the COVID-19 outbreak was a Communist Chinese plot to destroy Western economies. He had no proof, but he is not alone in thinking that China or someone else intentionally spread the COVID-19.

Talk radio host Michael Savage (middle) hopes President Trump will act to remove his name from a list of undesirables banned in Britain. (Michael Savage)

Michael Savage newest Trump pick for Presidio Trust

- The Washington Times

Radio star Michael Savage was just named by President Donald Trump to be a member of the board of directors of the Presidio Trust, an organization committed to preserving one of San Francisco's biggest tourist draws -- the national park area located at the Golden Gate Bridge.

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